Category: summer of miyazaki

summer of Miyazaki postscript – this charming video of various Ghibli characters and scenes, superimposed on real video

…trivia we noticed in Princess Kaguya: the English dub actors for bamboo cutter & his wife, Caan & Steenburgen – also the parents in Elf

summer of Miyazaki #15 (& last): The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013) – Ghibli, not by Miyazaki, but such a beautiful film. a favorite

summer of Miyazaki #14: The Wind Rises (2013) – another we hadn’t seen. good, if slow. without knowing the history, somewhat over our heads

summer of Miyazaki #13: From Up On Poppy Hill (2011) – we hadn’t seen this one before; it was interesting. a well-done romantic melodrama

summer of Miyazaki #12: Secret World of Arrietty (2010) – book adaptation, like Howl’s; good story & characters in another interesting world

summer of Miyazaki #11: Ponyo (2008) – Little Mermaid adaptation some fun moments, but it’s too simple, even juvenile, to be a favorite

summer of Miyazaki #10: Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) – one of our favorites, with all the great characters, magic, & themes you’d want

summer of Miyazaki #9: The Cat Returns (2002) – a stretch since he didn’t write or direct, but a favorite years ago; still really cute & fun

summer of Miyazaki #8: Princess Mononoke (1997) – a classic, but sprawling storylines & an ambiguous ending made it not my favorite tbh

summer of Miyazaki #7: Spirited Away (2001) – masterpiece of mood, character, & action [watched Fri.; out of order w/Mononoke but it’s next]

summer of Miyazaki #6: Porco Rosso (1992) – wasn’t sure if we’d seen this before; we hadn’t. it’s great: funny, charming, & exciting

summer of Miyazaki #5: Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) – the very 1st Miyazaki movie we ever saw, & still a favorite. Phil Hartman as Jiji!

summer of Miyazaki #4: My Neighbor Totoro (1988) – just imagine if you’d never seen this & watched it the first time with no spoilers

summer of Miyazaki #3: Castle in the Sky (1986) – heart-achingly, heart-breakingly pure, beautiful, and fantastic.

summer of Miyazaki #2: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) – I’m sure we’ve seen this but barely remembered it – amazing & fantastic

started a summer of Miyazaki last night with his first feature, 1979’s Castle of Cagliostro. we hadn’t seen it before; really enjoyed it

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